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My Spicy

hobbitsharleyhobbitsharley Posts: 155
edited April 2012 in Your mountain bikes
my 1st foray back into MTB'ing and my love of going fast downhill usually with a huge crash at some point :D
Lapierre Spicy 516 with a few upgrades
Double barrel shock replacing the Fox RP23
Hope Hoops with 721 rims and pro 2 hubs (love the hope click)
Hope 203 tech M4 brakes with floater front
pics to follow when i get home :D
live, ride, survive

2012 Nightrod Special Race tuned
Cotic Bfe
SYLO
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  • pics

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    CCDB
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    front floater
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    203 rear
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    live, ride, survive

    2012 Nightrod Special Race tuned
    Cotic Bfe
    SYLO
  • hucking_fellhucking_fell Posts: 1,056
    Very nice :D

    If it were mine I'd also put a floating rotor on the rear and tilt the saddle up so that it's about level.
    More freerange chicken than Freeride God
    Bighit , 5 , BFe
  • Eskimo427Eskimo427 Posts: 288
    very nice.........again ;)
  • Eskimo427 wrote:
    very nice.........again ;)
    Fancy seeing you here ;)
    live, ride, survive

    2012 Nightrod Special Race tuned
    Cotic Bfe
    SYLO
  • Dave_P1Dave_P1 Posts: 565
    How does the current shock compare to the air shock you replaced? What was the reason for changing?
  • Dave_P1 wrote:
    How does the current shock compare to the air shock you replaced? What was the reason for changing?
    there is no comparison - period
    the CCDB is just unreal you dont even know its there doing its job its yes its pricy but worth every penny its given the bike the thing it was missing, the Fox shox is a good shock dont get me wrong but on a 160mm travel bike it just not controlled enough and on the big downs i was almost running it at full air pressure as it would blow through the travel and then ramp up.
    live, ride, survive

    2012 Nightrod Special Race tuned
    Cotic Bfe
    SYLO
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Love it,

    I've been tempted to slot a coil shock into my Mondy, only the ability to pedal one stops me at the mo :)
  • Love it,

    I've been tempted to slot a coil shock into my Mondy, only the ability to pedal one stops me at the mo :)

    the CCDB the way its set up on mine bobs less than the air shock it replaced and i i can pedal it im sure you can :D
    live, ride, survive

    2012 Nightrod Special Race tuned
    Cotic Bfe
    SYLO
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Lol no chance on the Mondy, it super reactive, but bobs a bit on air with out pro pedal for climbs. I think it would descent like a king but bounce all over the place when climbing lol :)
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    Gotta Love Lappieres, just somet about em that are tasty :D
  • booyakabooyaka Posts: 263
    very tasty looking
  • Was there any negatives to having a coil shock over air on the Spicy?
  • j4mesj4mes wrote:
    Was there any negatives to having a coil shock over air on the Spicy?
    non that i ever found
    live, ride, survive

    2012 Nightrod Special Race tuned
    Cotic Bfe
    SYLO
  • I would really like one for my Spicy but just trying to work out what the downside would be. Any idea why they only come with air as standard? I thought it might be cost.
  • God that is beautiful. Good job.
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Thats very nice. Similar set up to my Reign X. People seem to think that with a coil shock & 170mm of travel it will be impossible to ride up hills but it's not that much harder than riding an xc bike, the wheel & tyre weight makes the biggest difference. Are the forks Vanillas or Floats?
  • Forks are talas 160
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    2012 Nightrod Special Race tuned
    Cotic Bfe
    SYLO
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Good performance gains to be had by changing the fork to a fixed travel Vanilla or a Lyrik. Talas just don't work as well when things get rough.
  • Love it! Fellow Spicy rider, High 5! :D
  • Worzel 72Worzel 72 Posts: 13
    hiya, im new to the forum and own a 2012 516. I'm having some blowout issues with the conti rubber queens with around 40psi and im just curious as to what tyres you run on?
    Boardman Pro Ht 2010
    Spicy 516 2012
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    I'd be tempted to change to coil up front as I don't find a coil rear makes ahl as much difference as a coild fork :)
  • Matt-r8Matt-r8 Posts: 298
    What's up with Talas when things get rough?
    Not going to argue, just interested. PM me if you'd prefer.
    Lovely bike by the way.

    Matt.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Matt-r8 wrote:
    What's up with Talas when things get rough?
    Not going to argue, just interested. PM me if you'd prefer.
    Lovely bike by the way.

    Matt.

    It's air, they all suck in comparison to coil when things get rough. just the way it is as an air fork its a great fork but compared to any coil its sticky as hell.
  • Dave_P1Dave_P1 Posts: 565
    Worzel 72 wrote:
    hiya, im new to the forum and own a 2012 516. I'm having some blowout issues with the conti rubber queens with around 40psi and im just curious as to what tyres you run on?

    I found the tyres to be pretty good to be honest, more grip than I give them credit for. I guess you mean the tyre slides out from underneath you? I've run mine with various pressures, try a little lower and you should find some extra grip.
  • Worzel 72Worzel 72 Posts: 13
    Dave_P1 wrote:
    Worzel 72 wrote:
    hiya, im new to the forum and own a 2012 516. I'm having some blowout issues with the conti rubber queens with around 40psi and im just curious as to what tyres you run on?

    I found the tyres to be pretty good to be honest, more grip than I give them credit for. I guess you mean the tyre slides out from underneath you? I've run mine with various pressures, try a little lower and you should find some extra grip.

    The issues aren't with the level of grip, I find the sliding good fun. The problem is that if I land a jump/drop anything other than dead straight I get a pinch puncture but it's not like a pinch and more like a 2 inch slash, and the tyre comes off the rim. Tuesday past I'd only gone 250 yards and off 1 a 2-3 foot drop and it was down again. And yes I did check the tyre and rim. Was looking to find a tyre that's a bit tougher on the sidewalls and still quite fast rolling, there's hundreds of tyre reviews and just though I'd see what other folk with spicy were using. I think once I find some puncture protection confidence in a tyre then I'll play with the pressures to help with the grip. Tougher tubes maybe or a wire bead perhaps. :)
    Boardman Pro Ht 2010
    Spicy 516 2012
  • Greer_Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    What pressures are you running Worzel? Cracking bike btw!
  • Worzel 72Worzel 72 Posts: 13
    I run around 35-40 on the rear (to stave off pinch flats!!!) and about 30 on the front. No issues with the front, I can usually lift the front before I hit anything or at least unweight it so no probs there.
    Boardman Pro Ht 2010
    Spicy 516 2012
  • Greer_Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    Hmm strange - have you checked for spokes that may be digging into the tube? Is it always the same place that the punctures occur?
  • Worzel 72Worzel 72 Posts: 13
    Not sure on the positioning of the punctures, no spoke or rim damage that I can see. I think it's more to do with the tyre wall thickness than anything else . I had twin pinch flats (the tubes were shredded) on the same section of track about 18 months ago on the boardman with mountain kings on, I changed them for panaracer cinder 2.1 and I'm happy enough with them on that but would like something more substantial for the spicy.
    Boardman Pro Ht 2010
    Spicy 516 2012
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